Volcano Etna with Mountain Bikes

A cycling tour up on the highest active European volcano: the Etna. Challenging climbs and Lavafields, extinguished craters from previous eruptions. Charming mountain villages and vineyards on the slopes of the volcano. And breathtaking views over Ioanian Sea from Taormina. Experience Sicily in a completely different way and let the magic get you!

Conquer the giant by Mountainbike

Day 1: Nicolosi
Individual arrival at Nicolosi, handover of rental bikes and briefing.

Day 2: From the south side to the north of Mt. Etna - 38 km / 600 m ascent
Transfer to Rifugio Sapienza where you will start cycling. Possibility to visit the extinct Silvestri Craters and then you start cycling along the Altamontana track to the west side of the Etna. Along the way pass by the Bottonieri craters and the Monte Nunziata Cave and the forest of Monte Spagnolo. The stage ends in Linguaglossa.  

Day 3: From Ragabo to Randazzo - 30 km / 490 m ascent
You start climbing to the skiing base of Piana Provenzana, then you continue to the central craters. You pass by Monte Nero, Timpa Rasa and then Piano Dammuso. Finally on fast downhill to the medieval city of Randazzo where you can taste typical products.

Day 4: In the heart of Sicily - 40 km / 880 m ascent

From Randazzo to Floresta and return. Floresta the highest located village of Sicily. In the beautiful nature of the Nebrodi Mountain you should taste the Provola cheese and boar salami. Return either on a tarmac street or more demanding through the Nebrodi park. 

Day 5: Nebrodi Park  - 45 km / 990 m ascent
From Randazzo the the Castel of Lord Nelson and return. The Nebrodi Park is so beautiful that we just can not leave yet. Optional visit of the Castel of Lord Nelson in Maniace to jump back in time.

Day 6: Randazzo to Taormina - 45 km / 75 m ascent

From Randazzo to Giardini Naxos. Today you will pass through the Valley of the river Alcantara that runs from the Nebrodi Mountains to Giardini Naxos. You pass by numerous vineyards and fruit plantations. The giant Etna always in sight.

Day 7: Taormina and Isola Bella - 25 km / 750m ascent

Today you have two possibilities. Either you go by bike to Taormina and then the hills of the Monti Peloritani from where you will have a breathtaking views over the bay of Taormina to Mt. Etna. Or you can go to Taormina by bus and enjoy a day of sightseeing in the historical center of Taormina.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast individual tour.


Individual departures – min 2 participants:
Every Saturday from April 1st to July 22nd and September 9th to November 18th 2017. For groups of min. 4 particiants other departure days than Saturday possible on request.

Rates:
•    Base package per person in double room    € 750
•    Single room supplement     € 180
•    Half board supplement (drinks excluded)     € 170
•    High season supplement (July)    € 50
•    Rental MTB Drössiger with disk brakes    € 120
•    Rental GPS device     € 30

Transfers per person, min. 2 participants (to be paid on spot):
•    Aeroporto Catania – Nicolosi:     € 25
•    Giardini Naxos – Aeroporto Catania:     € 45

The rate includes:

•    7 overnights with breakfasts (Bed & Breakfast, 3-star hotel, one night in a mountain hut with private bathrooms)
•    Transfer from Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza on the first stage
•    Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
•    Maps and route description
•    on request GPS tracks
•    Telephone assistance (Italian, German and English)

The rate does not include:

•    airport transfers
•    lunches and dinners
•    entrance fees and tips
•    city tax
•    anything not mentioned under "the rate includes"

 

Minimum 2 participants

 


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